Gladys K. Larsen, 88

Gladys K. Larsen (nee Bertram), 88, of West Bend, passed away surrounded by her family on Monday, April 4, 2011.

She was born on June 20, 1922, in the town of Ashford to Anton and Cecilia (nee Steffes) Bertram. Gladys graduated from Campbellsport High School and on Sept. 30, 1940, she married Kenneth Larsen in Medford.
Gladys was a member of the 25-year club at West Bend Co. She served on the board of directors of the Long Lake Fishing Club and as secretary for more than 20 years, as well as a member of the Dundee Sportsman Club and an active community volunteer. She enjoyed her cottage at Long Lake and spending time with family and friends. Gladys bought many raffle tickets and was often a lucky winner. She liked to listen to WBKV, WTKM and the Brewers games.

Survivors include two children, Diane Bruendl and Dennis “Whitie” (Mary) Larsen, both of West Bend; four grandchildren, Debra (Jan) Lucas of Campbellsport, Kristine Bruendl and John Bruendl, both of West Bend, and Joel (Elsie) Larsen of Geneva, Ill.; two great-granddaughters, Jessica and Nicole Lucas; one great-grandson, Miller Larsen; a brother-in-law, Henry Theisen of Eden; and many other relatives and friends.

Gladys was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth on Feb. 19, 2002; her parents; two brothers, Elmer and Gilbert Bertram; and three sisters, Viola Theisen, Marina and Frances Bertram.

At the family’s request, private services will be held with entombment to follow at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum at Ledgeview Memorial Park, Fond du Lac. Memorials to the Long Lake Fishing Club of Campbellsport are appreciated.
Twohig Funeral Home, Campbellsport, is serving the family with guestbook and online condolences at

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Michael Mosley and everyone at Kathy Hospice, Cedar Hospice, Carol, Katie, Rachel and Bev for their kindness and care.